Author: Gary McKenzie

Goodbye old friends

Gary McKenzie bids farewell to three old friends Some horses become popular even if they don’t scale the highest highs. Thundering Blue was such a horse, although he did get close to Group One...

Pat Smullen: top jockey, great man

Gary McKenzie pays tribute to Pat Smullen  To get to the top of your chosen profession you need to have a steely determination. And to stay there you have to intensify your focus. Pat...

Thoughts on a magical weekend

Gary McKenzie with his take on a magical weekend’s racing in Britain, Ireland and France, the answers it provided and the new questions it posed I love horse racing but would never call myself...

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This girl is on fire

Gary McKenzie on jockey landmarks We must congratulate Jim Crowley and Andrea Atzeni on reaching milestones this week. Crowley reached two 2,000 winners on Sunday and Atzeni rode his 1,000th British winner on Thursday....

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It’s a celebration

Gary McKenzie on the top winners of Goodwood’s Celebration Mile As some of you may know I am a big fan of Brigadier Gerard. In my opinion he is the greatest British trained horse...

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A trainer for all seasons

Gary McKenzie on a  trainer for all seasons I’m someone who loves reading about racing history. But I am not expert enough to know of all the trainers who have had top class success...